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Roof Repair Vs. Replacement: What is the best option?



Bay County property owners of a home or business are often undecided when it comes to repairing or replacing a roof. To make viable decisions, owners should consider different factors such as age and the condition of the roof.


Things to consider if you are wondering if you need your roof repaired:


Minor damage

There are some situations where your roof will only need simple repairs such as shingle replacement. Instances of general wear and tear may not need a complete replacement and may only need a small fix.

Area of Repair

If less than 30 percent of your roof is what needs to be worked on, chances are a simple repair will be the best option. If the majority of your roof is damaged, then that would be a good time to think about a roof replacement.

Roof Age

Your roof's age will have a big influence on whether or not you should repair or replace it. If the damages to your roof occur at the start of it’s lifespan, usually repairing it is the more logical and cost effective option.


Things to consider if you are wondering if you need your roof replaced:


Extensive Damage

Extensive damage to a large area of your roof may call for a complete roof replacement. This is usually caused by strong wind storms or hurricane damage. When minor repairs turn into much larger repairs, it may be time to consider replacing your roof entirely.

Roof Age

The majority of roofs typically last about 20 years depending on how well they are maintained over time.


Damages to your roof can be quite subtle and easy to miss for those who do not know what to look for. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular roof inspections with a reputable Bay County roofing company. You should especially have your roof inspected after a strong storm or hurricane. Whether it be your residence or your business, roof inspections check for things like water leaks and staining, broken shingles, corrosion, and more.


Contact Centennial Roofing today at (850) 215-7663 to request a quote!

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